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July 6, 2015

Nine Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, June 22. Edna Marshall earned the diet basket.  A new contest “Back to School” was started.  Janet Ronnebaum had the program on “Five Ways to Eat this Summer”.
Church services were held at the Vermillion Community Church on Sunday, June 28 with a fair number in attendance.
Eight Tops members weighed in and seven stayed for the meeting Monday evening, June 29.  Jessica Wrosch earned the diet basket.  Natalie Slifer lost the most weight in June.  Lois Jean Harper Had the program on “Why Shake the Salt Habit”.

Larry, Todd, Brandi, Landon and Taylor Gaddis of Topeka, Lois Jean and Jim Harper and Thelma Gaddis attended celebration of life memorial services for Henrietta Loughary at the United Methodist Church in Archie, Mo. Friday, July 3rd.  After services all went too the home of Waldean Loughary to visit.

John and Carol Warden and Mabel White went to the Manhattan airport to pick up Brenda Murrow of Los Angles, California Wednesday evening, July 1. Brenda is Carol’s daughter.  Brenda will spend a couple weeks here enjoying  visiting relatives, and attending the Tractor Pull Saturday evening July 4, in Vermillion.  Sunday evening they enjoyed the barbeque supper at the Winifred Church.

The Tractor Pull which was held Saturday, July 4 was well attended by Vermillion residents and the surrounding community.

Guest at the Bill and Audrey home Thursday through Monday of this last week were Dawn and Craig Spencer and Kiley Floren of Colorado and Matt and Erin Spencer of Columbia, Mo, Brad, Kim, Mason and Rachel Beckenhauer of Grandview, Mo.  Curt and Tonya and Peighton and Trey and Na Beckenhauer of Lincoln, NE, and Dustin and Carrie Beckenhauer of Beatrice, NE.

Guest at the Vermillion Christian Church on Sunday, July 5 were Dawn and Craig Spencer and Kiley Floren of Colorado and Matt and Erin Spencer of Columbia, Mo, Brad, Kim, Mason and Rachel Beckenhauer of Grandview, Mo.  Curt and Tonya  and Peighton and Trey and Na Beckenhauer of Lincoln, NE, and Dustin and Carrie Beckenhauer of Beatrice, NE.and Bill Harper of Denver, CO.  Erin Spencer played the piano for the services.

The Vermillion Public Library board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 8 at 9:00 am.

Jun 22, 2015

Twelve Tops members weighed in and eleven stayed for the meeting Monday evening, June 15. Jessica Wrosch earned the diet basket. Edna Marshall won the April Calendar drawing., We ill have the election of officers July 13. Dee Vandorn had the program on how to eat food in restaurants.

Bill and Audrey Broxterman drove to Beatrice, NE. to attended the funeral of Scott Free, on Wednesday morning, June 17.

Mabel White, Craig Young and Gail White had supper with John and Carol Worden on Thursday evening, June 18.

Craig Young left for his home in Houston, Texas on Friday afternoon June 19, after spending a week with his grandmother Mabel White. He helped with jobs around her home.

Larry Gaddis of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis and Lois Jean Harper on Friday June 19. He also visited Norman and Joyce Loughary.

Bill and Audrey Broxterman, Ralph and Darlene Broxterman, Charlie and Rheta Broxterman, Kay Mitchell, Mary Holthaus and Cindy, Abbie and Jacob Flentie, all attended the Broxterman family held at Muddy Creek Lodge near Meridan on Saturday June 20. There were about sixty family members in attendance.

Guest at the Vermillion Christian Church on Father’s Day Sunday June 21, were Bob and Bonnie Campbell of Manhattan and several of Ava and Judy Meade family. Ten Fathers were honored during the service. Ryan Hayden, the visiting minister, his wife Brenda and two of their sons were also in attendance.

Bill, Vicki and Whitney White of Silver Lake visited Mabel White Sunday afternoon June 21. They also visited with John and Carol Worden.

Carol Bennett is convalescing at the Seneca Community Hospital after recent surgery in Topeka. She would welcome visitors.

Plans are being made to hold the annual Tractor Pull in the Vermillion City Park on July 4th at 4:00 pm. Put this special event on your calendar and plan to attend. It’s a great, fun event. More details next week.

June 15, 2015

Visitors at the Vermillion Christian Church were Bud and Janice Minger of Topeka.

Ten Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, June 8. Natalie Slifer earned the diet basket. Edna Marshall won the May calendar drawing. We drew for program dates. Marylyn Wenzl had the program on “Many Uses for Coco Cola”.

Seven Hotsie Totsie Red Hat Ladies enjoyed supper at the Windmill Inn Friday evening, June 12. Lyle Wenzl was our guest.

Craig Young of Houston, Texas came to visit Mabel White on Friday June 12 and will return to Texas on June 19.

June 8, 2015

Eight TOPS members weighed in and they all stayed for the meeting Monday evening June 1. We have another new member Natalie Slifer of Marysville. Jessica Wrosch earned the diet basket. Jessica lost the most weight in May. Mary Johnson had the program on Weight Choices and Blood Pressure.

Larry, Todd and Landon Gaddis Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis and Lois Jean Harper on Wednesday, June 3.

Five Hotsie Totsie Red Hat ladies held their regular monthly meeting at Lees Cafe on Saturday morning June 6th. We will go to the Windmill Inn for supper Friday June 12 at 5 pm.

The White family reunion was held Sunday June 7 at the Vermillion school.

Bill and Audrey Broxterman and Dick and Sharon Broxterman went to see the Lipizzaner Dancing Horses in Topeka on Friday evening, May 29.

June 1, 2015

Seven Tops members eight in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, May 18. Jessica Wrosch earned the diet basket. Edna Marshall had the program on Walking Kansas. Janet Ronnebaum read an item on “Five Golden Rules for Metabalism: We will weigh in at 5pm and fold the large cemetery flags next Monday, May 25.

Four Hotsie Totsie Red Hat ladies enjoyed supper with Paul and Jan Bergman at Freddy’s Saturday evening, May 28. The Bergman’s were back in Seneca visiting.

Larry Gaddis of Topeka visited Thema Gaddis Sunday and Monday, May 24-25. He attended the Alumni banquet. Cemetery Memorial Services and the Friends of Vermillion Lunch.

Todd, Brandi, London and Taylor Gaddis of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis Sunday afternoon, May 24 and also visited Lois Jean Harper.

Seven Tops members weighed in Monday evening, May 25. We had no meeting as we folded over one hundred casket flags.

About one hundred sixty five people turned out for the Veterans Memorial Day Service at the Vermillion Cemetery. The cemetery looked great with the newly installed black wrought iron fence and newly purchased nylon flags. Most of those attending the service then went to the Vermillion School where they were served a hot meal provided by the Friends of Vermillion Community, Inc. with volunteers directed expertly by Rheta Matson and Family. They utilized tables and chairs left in place following Vermillion’s Alumni Banquet Sunday evening in the School gym. Additional seating was used in the cafeteria. Desserts were provided by the Community. Janie Stowell won the hand-done quilt in the raffle drawing. A special thanks to those who purchased tickets. Following the noon meal, Marylyn Wenzl hosted an open house at the Vermillion Library for visitors to tour the History Rooms in the Old Twidwell Hotel above the Library, as well as the newly painted historic Depot. Donations received will be used for various projects in Vermillion. There are plans to continue the restoration of the depot throughout the summer. To help or donate contact FOVC, Inc, 102 1/2 Main, Vermillion, KS. 66544.

May 18, 2015

Memorial Day weekend preparations for Vermillion include many donated hours as well as money contributions. Newly donated flags will be flying at the cemetery and retired flags are being honored in a display case at the School. Lyle and Marylyn Wenzl crafted the beautiful oak case placed inside the north door. Two benches in memory of Bill White will be set up in the Cemetery shelter house. A bench in memory of George Olson will be set up at the Park. The Cemetery grave sight index donated in memory of the Mike and Faye Bramhall family has been updated. A newly designed “Depot” plaque in memory of George Olson, may be seen at the Vermillion Depot and a newly designed “History Rooms” plaque donated by Clara Dreher Snook may be seen at the entrance to the Library. Many thanks to Friends of Vermillion, Inc. the Cemetery Board, and generous donors for assisting in Vermillion’s efforts to honor our Veterans and making a difference in Vermillion.

The Community Club honored Samantha Carscaddan with a money gift and certificate at the club’s May meeting.

Vermillion American Legion post #257 will perform the following Memorial Day services at the cemeteries on Monday, May 25, 2015. The time and place for the services re as follows: Vliet’s–8:30 a.m. (at the Vermillion School), Salem– 9:00 a.m., Lillis–10:00 a.m. and Vermillion–11:00 a.m. There will be a speaker, firing squad and reading names of our departed comrades at each cemetery. For further information call Richard Gibbs at 785 382 6835.

As in the past two years, a hot meal will be served at the Vermillion School from 11:30am to 2:00pm for those visiting the area cemeteries. The Friends of the Vermillion Community, Inc provides this service as there are no restaurants open on Memorial Day to accommodate those traveling a distance or for those wanting a place to eat and visit with family and friends. Local and area travelers are welcome.

FoVC, Inc. is raffling a queen size quilt that has pale yellow background with white backing and has two matching pillows. It was quilted by Mary Ann Holsapple who lives in Seneca and was a former student at Vermillion High. Chances may be purchased daily at the Heritage Bank of Vermillion or at the school lunchroom on Memorial Day. The drawing will be at 1:00 pm on May 25.

Tim Lee spent Saturday evening in Manhattan attending her Grandsons graduation from K-State. Tim also went to Kansas City to attend her Grandsons graduation from St. Pices High School. Jay and Steve Ensley of Ames Iowa and Jessica and Michael and Nola Reilly of Tampa Florida came for the graduation. Also attending were Jim and Janet Cornelison and Hallie, Camern and Carter Beardsley of Blue Rapids.

Eight Tops members weighed in and six stayed for the meeting Monday evening, May 11. Mary Johnson earned the diet basket. We had a new lady join Jessica Wrosch of Onaga. Martha Thompson had the program on “Simple Rules to Loose Weight:” Five Tops members enjoyed supper at Freddy’s Tuesday evening, May 12. This was our ‘no gain’ supper. Our guest were Lyle Wenzl and Joan Russell.

May 11, 2015

Six Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, May 4. Edna Marshall earned the diet basket. Thelma Gaddis had the program on “How much water to drink and when”.

Lois Jean Harper and Larry and Thelma Gaddis Gaddis returned home Sunday evening after a six day trip to Branson, Mo. They enjoyed shows by Billy Dean, Jimmy Fortune, Larry’s Country Diner, Dolly Parton Dixie Stampeed, Garry Presley cousin of Elvis, Clay Cooper and Dailey and Vincent and Jim Stafford. It was a very fun and enjoyable trip.

Mabel White, Lynn Schafer and Carol Bennett were Mother’s Day dinner guest of John and Carol Worden.

Mother’s Day was celebrated at the Vermillion Christian Church by honoring each Mother present. A bag of M&M candy was given to each of the six Mother’s present.

Bill and Audrey Broxterman attended the birthday party held for their grandson Dustin in Beatrice, Ne. Saturday afternoon. While there they were able to greet their latest great granddaughter Peighton Taylor Beckenhauer. Peighton was born April 27, in Lincoln, Ne.

The Vermillion Public Library will host the Kinder Prep and Three year old children on Tuesday. There are two Kinder Prep classes and two Three year old children this year.

May 4, 2015

Eight TOPS members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening April 27. Thelma Gaddis earned the diet basket.

We had a no gainer this week, so on May 12 we will go to Windmill In for supper. Lois Jean Harper had the program on “Ten Ways to be More Positive”.

Five Hotsie Totsie Red Hat Ladies met at Lees Cafe for their regular monthly meeting, Saturday morning May 2. We met at 9:00 am, our new time instead of 9:30. Betty Wenzl and Carol Bennett furnished snacks. We will go to Freddys’ in Seneca for supper May 23 at 6pm.

Apr 27, 2015

Ten Tops members weighted in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening April 20. Janet and Phyllis had the program on “Nineteen Ways to Celebrate Without Gaining Weight”.

Darius and Allyson Plantz of Georgetown Texas visited Tuesday thro Thursday, April 21 to 23, with Jim and Lois Jean Harper and Thelma Gaddis. They also visited other relatives and friends.

The attendance was good at the Vermillion Community Church on Sunday, April 26. After the services everyone checked out the new vinyl linoleum which was installed in the kitchen area.

Apr 20, 2015

The Vermillion Christian Church held a potluck dinner after the morning service Sunday, April 19, to welcome visitors Tim and Colette Moore. Tim, a student from Manhattan Christian College, was the Christian Church minister in 1977 & 1978 and again in 1980 & 1981. Tim and his wife are living in Lubbock TX. They were in Manhattan for a class reunion. Ryan Hayden was the visiting minister for the morning worship the last two Sundays as Virgil Warren was on vacation.

The Church service will be held at the Community Church on April 25, the last Sunday of the month. Church services will continue to be held at the Community Church the last Sunday of each month through October of this year. All are welcome to attend.

Ten Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, April 13. There was 100% attendance. Janet Ronnebaum earned the diet basket. Edna Marshall had the program on “Information about Foods” from Mayo Clinic.

Five families of the Dusters Camping Club attended the District I Campout at the KOA in Topeka, April 17-19. Enjoyed were Card Bingo, Breakfast by the KOA campground, Potluck supper and entertainment. Church services were held at the KOA on Sunday morning.

Todd and Landon Gaddis visited Thelma Gaddis and Lois Jean Harper at the KOA campground. Friday evening. Larry, Todd, Brandi, Landon and Taylor Gaddis visited them Saturday afternoon and evening.